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Four bodies found as Danube tourist boat lifted

Crane: Tour boat is lifted out of Danube, Budapest, 12 days after the collision PICTURE: AP

FOUR more bodies have been recovered after rescue crews raised a sunken tour boat from Budapest’s Danube River.

The Hungarian captain and a South Korean girl were among the bodies taken off the boat when it was lifted to the surface.

Hableany (The Mermaid) collided with a cruise ship on May 29. Nineteen South Korean tourists and a Hungarian crewman have been confirmed dead, with eight people still listed as missing.

Yesterday, a floating crane placed the vessel on a barge so it could be taken away as part of the crash investigation.

Police spokesman Kristof Gal said rescuers would sift through sediment in the hull in the search for more victims.

The captain of the other ship involved in the collision, the Viking Sigyn, has been under arrest since June 1.